A total of 419 people (187 males and 232 females) tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, February 6, from the 1,563 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases comprised 91 persons under the age of 18, and 328 who were 18 years and older. There were 140 people in isolation facilities, while 12,077 were in home isolation. As at February 6, the number of deaths from the virus was 286.

The public health laboratory has carried out 553,763 tests since February 2020, and recorded 48,658 COVID-19 cases (22,589 males and 26,069 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 159,075 (69.7 per cent of the eligible population). 

The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 147,716 (54.5 per cent of the total population or 64.7 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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